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Auditions at Circle

Jimmy Fowler
North Texas thespians, hone your methods over the holidays: Circle Theatre, one of the Fort’s most reliable purveyors of challenging professional theater, will hold auditions for their upcoming February show, Michael Hollinge...


The Best Movies of 1999 (and other years)

Kristian Lin
With the end of the decade fast approaching, movie critics are putting out lists of the best movies of the last 10 years. I’m not doing that, though. I think it’s silly enough to compare the movies I saw last week with the ...



Warren Buffett ‘All In’ In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Filthy rich super-investor Warren Buffett is at the biggest Texas Hold ‘Em table in the country and he’s going all in because he thinks this part of the country is primed for the new economy. Damn, and I was just thinking a...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys are losers. L-O-S-E-R-S. The Washington Redskins will kick the living shit out of the Cowgirls come Sunday. Predicted score: a 45-10 drubbing. There, that ought to motivate the team. (This reverse psychology ...



R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

Kristian Lin
I got knocked back by the news that Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32, apparently of natural causes. She had a run in the early part of this decade landing lead roles in Hollywood movies. In retrospect, that was a mista...


Weekender Fri., Dec. 18, 2009

Anthony Mariani
If your idea of a swell time is being assaulted by screeching static, then does Wasted Words Art Collective in Arlington (2404 S. Fielder Rd.) have the show for you. Saturday night’s bill includes a bevy of 817 noisicians, in...



Starbucks Baristas Get Steamed

eric.griffey
Some of the baristas at the 8th and Rosedale Starbucks announced today that some of their employees have unionized, making them the first unionized Starbucks in Texas. Here is their press release: Fort Worth, TX- Baristas and c...


Fort Worth Opera Lassos ‘Celebs’

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Opera asked local celebrities to sing “Jingle Bells” in an off-key manner as part of a “Stop Bad Singing” campaign. This is hoped to encourage people to give money to the opera and, I suppose, to enco...



More Bad Santas

Jimmy Fowler
Like Barbie and the circus clown, Santa Claus is a cultural icon whose desecration brings endless joy to bored adults with a fondness for easy targets. And isn’t that most of us? The folks at SketchySantas.com have colle...


Hip Tips: The Anti-Drug

Anthony Mariani
I’m sick of pure crap being described as “experimental” or “edgy.” Playing pop music out of tune qualifies as neither experimental nor edgy. It’s annoying and stupid. Same goes for your unintelligible prose poem or ...